Pronunciation: (kab'u-shon"; Fr. ka-bô-shôn'), [key]
—n., pl. -chonsPronunciation: (-shonz"; Fr. -shôn'), [key]
1. a precious stone of convex hemispherical or oval form, polished but not cut into facets.
2. an ornamental motif resembling this, either concave or convex and often surrounded by ornately carved leaf patterns, used on furniture of the 18th century.
in the form of a cabochon: a turquoise cut cabochon.
being cut cabochon: cabochon gems.
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